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pieris

/ (ˈpaɪərɪs) /
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noun
any plant of a genus, Pieris, of American and Asiatic shrubs, esp P. formosa forrestii, grown for the bright red colour of its young foliage: family Ericaceae
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Word Origin for pieris

New Latin, from Greek Pierides, a name for the Muses
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